As the Vice President and Energy Practice Lead, Bonnie delivers results for clients in the areas of electricity markets and decarbonization. Spanning with over two decades of experience in energy supply, including renewable energy and storage, and works closely with clients, government and its agencies to ensure smart, timely policies that get projects built.
Throughout her tenure at Sussex, Bonnie has achieved remarkable successes for her clients, which include securing new and renewed electricity generation contracts, overcoming barriers to permitting and commissioning generation projects, and facilitating the adoption and implementation of procurements and contract rules that facilitate timely investment.
Bonnie's ability to assess intricate regulatory landscapes and devise effective strategies sets her apart, enabling her to deliver tangible results for her clients. She is best known for her strategic thinking, attention to detail, and ability to navigate complex regulatory environments.
Prior to Sussex, Bonnie worked for a global Independent Power Producer (IPP) where she oversaw government and regulatory affairs for Canadian electricity markets. She has also worked for the Ministry of Energy and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in Ontario on the coal phase out and renewable energy policies and procurements. She has served on the Board of Directors of numerous industry associations, including the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA).
Bonnie holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Toronto and has studied in France, Switzerland and the United States. She is fluent in English, French and Spanish and has received numerous recognitions for her work, including being named the Woman of the Year by Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) in 2016 and was featured as one of Canada’s top 100 Women in the Energy Transformation in 2022.
Outside of work, Bonnie leads an active lifestyle as a competitive athlete. She finds joy in participating in various sports such as volleyball, squash, running, and weightlifting. Bonnie and her family also share a love for outdoor adventures. They indulge in camping trips, exploring nature through hiking trails, and embarking on memorable travels around the world.